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re-uptake

[ree-uhp-teyk]
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noun Physiology.
  1. the process by which the presynaptic terminal of a neuron reabsorbs and recycles the molecules of neurotransmitter it has previously secreted in conveying an impulse to another neuron.

Origin of re-uptake

First recorded in 1970–75
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Word Origin and History for reuptake

n.

also re-uptake, by 1977; see re- + uptake (n.).

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